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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Friday 17 June, 2016

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

# road-safety - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Driver survives serious crash after losing control in heavy rain

Gardaí have asked motorists to slow down.

# road-safety - Friday 10 June, 2016

Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’

Noel O’Callaghan, vice-chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, said the decision sent out “all the wrong signals to people”.

# road-safety - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again

New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.

# road-safety - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Australia is putting traffic lights on the ground for pedestrians glued to their phones

The initiative is to be trialled in an attempt to drive down the road death toll.

# road-safety - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

# road-safety - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

# road-safety - Friday 27 May, 2016

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

# road-safety - Friday 6 May, 2016

New lap record and world's most powerful diesel SUV is coming to Ireland

Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a powerhouse SUV and a scorching hot hatch.

# road-safety - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

The RSA is also giving out free coffees on Monday to try to tackle driver fatigue.

# road-safety - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Drivers are bypassing car warning systems to avoid wearing seatbelts

Drivers in Donegal are using extra fasteners so they can drive without a belt.

# road-safety - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck

The crash happened outside Dunboyne this afternoon.

# road-safety - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for not wearing a seatbelt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think people should be fined for not wearing a seatbelt?

An appeal was launched today urging road users to wear seatbelts over the Easter weekend.

“This isn’t about personal choice – put your seatbelt on”

At least one person has been killed on every Easter weekend since 2009.

# road-safety - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

‘So I had a split second of thought and then the next thing I knew I was inside in a completely crashed vehicle’

In 2001, Anne Fogarty was in a car crash that changed her life forever.

# road-safety - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Keep the shades handy – here’s how to avoid driving accidents from ‘winter sun glare’

Painful glaring sunlight is a hazard all to familiar for most drivers.

# road-safety - Friday 1 January, 2016

Road deaths for 2015 are the second lowest since records began

165 people died on Irish roads compared to 193 in 2014.

# road-safety - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers?

The CEO of the Road Safety Authority thinks publishing names will act as a deterrent.

# road-safety - Sunday 29 November, 2015

# road-safety - Monday 23 November, 2015

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

# road-safety - Saturday 21 November, 2015

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit? Road Safety This post contains a poll

What if we gave motorists cash rewards for driving under the speed limit?

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins has said motorists who are recorded driving under the limit should be entered into a lottery to win cash.

# road-safety - Sunday 15 November, 2015

‘Standing at the scene where my boyfriend ran over a man…I didn’t know it was my dad’

Maggie Bonner describes the shock of finding out that the man who her boyfriend drove over was her father.

# road-safety - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it

A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

# road-safety - Sunday 1 November, 2015

The huge, unexpected ethical question self-driving cars will have to tackle

Would it rather hit a car full of passengers or a wall, injuring its own passenger?

# road-safety - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Where in Dublin are you most likely to pass your driving test?

Less than half of drivers in the capital pass their driving test – but where has the highest pass rate?

# road-safety - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Don’t check your tyres? Here’s how to get it done for free

The RSA has warned that people are risking their safety.

# road-safety - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes Texting This post contains videos

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes

Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.

# road-safety - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Be careful out there, some horrible weather is on the way

Heavy rain is expected right across the country.

# road-safety - Friday 28 August, 2015

Drivers take note… Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down

Gardaí have announced a 24-hour enforcement campaign.

# road-safety - Friday 14 August, 2015

One third of drivers killed weren’t wearing their seatbelt

A worrying finding from the RSA and gardaí today.

# road-safety - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Two men die in separate car crashes

The incidents took place in Louth today and Longford at the weekend.

# road-safety - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Should all cyclists and pedestrians have to wear hi-vis vests? Light Up Light Up This post contains a poll

# road-safety - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Mrs Doyle is keeping the roads of Mayo safe

The county council has called on the Craggy Island parochial house keeper for support in keeping drivers awake.

# road-safety - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel Wakey Wakey This post contains videos

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

# road-safety - Sunday 3 May, 2015

‘Our hearts are broken’: Tributes to biker killed during charity rally

The father-of-three was killed when his bike collided with a car.

# road-safety - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From Business ETC Cars, not people, are going to be calling 999 from road crashes Help Is On The Way

Cars, not people, are going to be calling 999 from road crashes

The EU has voted for new automatic call systems.

# road-safety - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

‘Alco-locks’ could be on the way for those that continue to drink-drive

The Road Safety Authority are thinking outside the box for a new plan on road safety.

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